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SBD/Issue 232/Sports Media
CFL Sees Ratings Drop From Last Year On Both TSN, The CBC
Published August 29, 2006
MISSING IN ACTION: In Toronto, William Houston reports TSN aired a feature titled “A CFL Success Story” during the pregame show for Argonauts-Blue Bombers Friday night, in which Commissioner Tom Wright “took some of the credit” for league revenue being up 300% during the last five years. However, former Commissioner Mike Lysko “wasn’t even mentioned, although he was hired largely on the strength of his perceived marketing skills.” The omission “was glaring and even suspicious, given that Lysko is suing the league, claiming wrongful dismissal” (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 8/29).